Swing Tower Thrill Rides – from Traditional to Extreme

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Swing tower thrill rides have been a mainstay of theme parks and even country fairs for generations. The idea is simplicity itself – and it remains one of the best moneymakers for any theme park. Visitors are hoisted skywards in a series of chairs which are arranged in a circular pattern as the tower begins to spin. This provides the unique sensation of being forced outwards as the swing gathers momentum and offers a view over the entire park due to the fact that the swing tower is usually one of the tallest attractions in the park.

Swing towers also offer the park operator one of the best returns on investment of any of the rides that are available to visitors. It almost guarantees that repeat customers become the rule – rather than the exception. Most of the swing rides are also suitable for a wide range of different age groups which increases the numbers of patrons who can be accommodated as well as the attraction for entire families who can enjoy the sheer excitement of the swing tower ride in each others company.
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Aside from the proven income generating ability of the swing tower ride it also serves another function for parks that want to maximize visitor numbers. The higher swing tower rides are visible for a long distance around the park. This serves as useful landmark which allows visitors to find the park more easily – as well as encouraging those who might not have planned for a trip to the park to find an attraction which is suitable for the whole family – even on the spur of the moment.

So these rides are incredible attractions for parks that are starting out and are operating on a lower budget than some of the larger parks that are competing for the same business.

However, there are some swing tower attractions that break the mold and provide some of the most high adrenaline attractions that are available in any park in the wold. There are some excellent examples in the United States.

Take for instance the SkyScreamer which can be found at Six Flags in St. Louis. Where most swing towers loft visitors to modest heights the SkyScreamer goes more than a step further.
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On this ride visitors to the park are elevated to a lofty 236 foot off the ground. Up there with what are surely some puzzled birds. The designer and manufacturer of the ride is based in Australia and this ride is positively pedestrian when compared to their highest and most adrenaline generating – the 384 foot high StarFlyer in Vienna, Austria. This is the swing tower for those who really want to live on the edge of fear and excitement.

For the theme park operator who wants to maximize profits and keep patrons coming back for more and more the swing tower is a perfect choice. It doesn’t have to be 384 high – but the rides are still favorites with both young and old.  For more detailed information, please check out here:  http://bestonridesforsale.com/swing-tower-rides-for-sale/